Alma Grissom

Viewing & Visitation

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, August 4, 2023
Henderson's Mortuary, Inc
614 Calhoun Rd
Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 5, 2023
A.C. Henderson Memorial Chapel
614 Calhoun Rd
Magnolia , Arkansas, United States


Antioch Cemetery
1859 Col 27 S
Magnolia, Arkansas, United States

Obituary of Alma L Grissom

Mother Alma Lou Payne Grissom, age 82, transitioned from labor to reward on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Cottages of Wentworth Place in Magnolia, Arkansas.  Born February 12, 1941, in Magnolia,  Mother Grissom was the eldest of the children of the late Early Payne and the late Martha R. Rudd.


As the eldest, Alma Lou was the rock of the family.  She had a quiet strength that her siblings and her children learned to depend on.  She was a lifelong caretaker, both in and outside of her home.  She worked in private homes as a housekeeper for as long as she was able. 


Alma loved the Lord Jesus, and his spirit could readily be seen in her countenance.  She was kind and trustworthy and loved her family with fierceness unmatched by most. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezisa “Bubba” Grissom, three brothers: Roy Lee Harris, Lee Roy Harris, Early Payne, Jr. and three sisters: Glory Lowery, Glinda McGlothern, and Shirley Gentry.


 She leaves precious memories too numerous to count with her children: Essell Grissom, Betty Lou  Easter (Earl), John L Grissom (Lena), Donell Grissom, Don Lavell Grissom, Donnie Ray Grissom, Sr, and Melinda Carol Manning (Connell), ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, one brother: Joe Witcher, two sisters: Shirley Bradford (Michael),  Dorothy Henry (Roy),  two brothers-in-law: Ernest “Fuzzy” Grissom, Orie McGlothern, and a great host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends including  her beloved great-granddog “Ace”.



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